NFC South Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 9-8-0
4-2-0 9-8-0
3-3-0 7-10-0
1-5-0 2-15-0

2023 Receiving

STATS REC
Receptions
YDS
Receiving Yards
AVG
Average Yards per Reception
TD
Receiving Touchdowns
LNG
Longest Reception
Regular Season 2 -10 -5.0 0 1

Top David Wells News

  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Back with Bucs

    Tampa Bay signed Wells to a reserve/future contract Monday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    Wells finished the season on the Buccaneers' practice squad, and now he'll get a chance to compete for a spot on their 53-man roster for 2024. Over five games this year, he drew just two targets, both of which he caught for minus-10 yards.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Lands back on practice squad

    The Buccaneers reverted Wells to their practice squad Monday, per the NFL's transaction log.

    Wells played in Tampa Bay's first four games of the campaign before being waived and subsequently landing on the team's practice squad. He was elevated ahead of Sunday's loss to New Orleans and played four offensive snaps without logging any stats. Wells' opportunity in that contest came as a result of Ko Kieft sitting out due to a shoulder injury, and Wells' chance of being elevated again for the Week 18 regular-season finale likely depends upon whether Kieft is able to return.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Joins active roster

    The Buccaneers elevated Wells to their active roster Saturday.

    Tampa Bay will be without Ko Kieft (shoulder) in Week 17, so Wells' elevation ensures some extra depth at tight end. The 28-year-old is in line to appear in his first game since Week 4 on Sunday, and he'll likely serve as the team's No. 3 option at TE.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Returns to Tampa Bay

    Wells signed with the Buccaneers' practice squad Thursday, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Wells was waived from the 53-man roster Tuesday, but he now returns to the organization as a member of their practice squad. The San Diego State product had not suited up with the team since Week 4 and was a healthy inactive for six straight weeks before being let go.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Waived by Bucs

    Wells was waived by Tampa Bay on Tuesday, Greg Auman of Fox Sports reports.

    Wells has been a healthy scratch for the Bucs' previous six weeks. He will presumably land back on the practice squad assuming he clears waivers. From there, he would be available to provide depth at tight end if needed.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Inactive again

    Wells (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Falcons.

    A healthy inactive for the second week in a row, Wells appears to have been surpassed by Payne Durham as Tampa Bay's No. 3 tight end. While playing limited snaps in each of the Buccaneers' first four games, Wells recorded two receptions for minus-10 yards.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Loses 10 yards on two receptions

    Wells recorded two receptions for minus-10 yards and a fumble in Sunday's 27-17 win over the Bears.

    Both of Wells' receptions -- the first two of his NFL career -- came on the Buccaneers' 12-play, 89-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter. Wells made a key one-yard catch on third down to extend the possession, but he ended up accounting for a huge chunk of negative yardage when he caught a pass at Chicago's 21-yard line for no gain, then fumbled before quarterback Baker Mayfield recovered the loose ball at the 32-yard line. Wells may not have many opportunities to get into positive yardage for the season anytime soon, as he's third on the depth chart at tight end and won't be a featured option in the passing game whenever he's on the field.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Finds end zone in preseason finale

    Wells brought in both targets for 11 yards and a touchdown in the Buccaneers' 26-20 preseason win over the Ravens on Saturday night.

    Wells' bid for a backup tight end role got a boost with Saturday's performance, which included a six-yard touchdown grab on the final play of the first quarter. Wells finishes the preseason with a 5-33-1 line on seven targets, and it will seemingly come down to him or rookie fifth-round pick Payne Durham if the Buccaneers decide to keep only three tight ends.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: No yards on four targets

    Wells brought in two of four targets for no gain in the Buccaneers' 13-6 preseason win over the Jets on Saturday.

    Wells, who's battling for a backup tight end role, had made an impact with a 22-yard grab in the preseason opener versus the Steelers. However, he netted zero yards despite seeing his target total quadruple and his catch tally double in the second preseason contest. Wells should have one more chance to make his case for a No. 3 or No. 4 tight end role in Saturday night's preseason finale against the Ravens.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Flashes with 22-yard grab Friday

    Wells brought in his only target for 22 yards in the Buccaneers' 27-17 preseason loss to the Steelers on Friday night.

    Wells had been making an impact in training camp practices with his pass-catching chops, and he was able to carry over that momentum into his first preseason action. The 28-year-old, whose NFL regular-season experience is limited to three games and 12 snaps from scrimmage with the Cardinals back in 2021, is battling rookie fifth-round pick Payne Durham for the role of top backup pass-catching option at tight end behind Cade Otton. Wells will continue that quest during the Buccaneers' second preseason game next Saturday night on the road versus the Jets.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Standing out in camp

    Wells, who's trying to secure a reserve tight end role, has impressed in all aspects thus far in training camp, Scott Smith of the team's official site reports.

    Wells signed a reserve/future contract in January after logging two different stints on the Buccaneers' practice squad last season. The familiarity with the team has helped his cause, and head coach Todd Bowles notes Wells has surprised with how well he's blocked in addition to flashing his skills as a receiver. The journeyman -- who first entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2018 but has only three 2021 regular-season appearances with the Cardinals on his resume -- will aim to continue making his case for a roster spot when Tampa Bay faces the Steelers in Friday night's preseason opener.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Buccaneers' David Wells: Signs future deal

    Tampa Bay signed Wells to a reserve/future contract Tuesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Wells spent the majority of the 2022 campaign on Tampa Bay's practice squad, but he was never elevated to the active roster. With his new contract, he'll have a chance to compete for a larger role throughout the offseason.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Returns to practice squad

    The Buccaneers re-signed Wells to the practice squad Wednesday, Greg Auman of The Athletic reports.

    Wells spent time on Tampa Bay's practice squad in September, but he was never called up to the active roster. Now, he reunites with the team to provide some emergency depth with Cameron Brate (neck) dealing with a sprain.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Cut loose from practice squad

    Wells was cut from the Buccaneers' practice squad Monday.

    Wells joined the Buccaneers' practice squad Sept. 14 but will part ways with the organization just under two weeks later. He also spent time with Tennessee's practice squad earlier in the year, so it's possible that he finds an opportunity elsewhere.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Joins Tampa Bay's practice squad

    The Buccaneers signed Wells to their practice squad Wednesday, Scott Smith of the Buccaneers' official site reports.

    Wells was cut from Tennessee's practice squad at the beginning of September, but he finds a new home in Tampa Bay after the Buccaneers released J.J. Howland from their practice squad. Wells made his NFL debut last year, playing 13 snaps (12 offensive) across three games with the Cardinals.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Cut from practice squad

    The Titans cut Wells from their practice squad Thursday, Jim Wyatt of the team's official site reports.

    Wells was waived ahead of Tuesday's 53-man roster deadline but returned to the Titans on a practice-squad deal Wednesday. However, he once again finds himself a free agent after Tennessee released him from its practice squad to make room for Josh Gordon and Kevin Rader. Wells made his NFL debut last year, playing 13 snaps (12 offensive) across three games with the Cardinals.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • Titans' David Wells: Signs with Tennessee

    Wells signed a deal with the Titans on Saturday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

    The journeyman tight end finally saw his first NFL action of his career last season with the Cardinals after bouncing through six different teams through his first four years in the league. Wells will be expected to add depth to a position currently anchored by Austin Hooper and Geoff Swaim.

    ... See More ... See Less
  • David Wells: Cut loose by Arizona

    The Cardinals waived Wells on Saturday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

    Wells signed a future/reserve contract with Arizona after being elevated from the team's practice squad for three games in 2021. The 27-year-old will now pass through waivers, where he can be claimed by a new team in need of additional depth at tight end headed into the regular season.

    ... See More ... See Less

Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 260 lbs
Birthplace: Fresno, CA
Age: 28
School: San Diego St.
Experience: 3